Spotted At 648 Manhattan Avenue: Another One Bites The Dust



Those of you who are not fluent in Polish and are curious to know what’s going on here, this establishment is going out of business and is having a sale. I asked the proprietor (I was there to purchase a few goodies) if the landlord raised his rent to some prohibitive amount. He nodded his head.


As to what the future holds for Ellie, one of yours truly’s favorite “working” cats, that is anyone’s guess…

The Word On The Street, Part I: 4Ever?




Taken April 1, 2013.

P.S.: Meanwhile, across the street…




Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Closing

May 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

With its celebratory opening day flags still in place, J & S Indian Deli & Grocery has announced they will be closing their doors. Given the amount of time and effort the owner has invested in revamping this storefront, I feel more than a little sad. Perhaps he’ll find a good tenant? But given all the vacant storefronts here I am not terribly optimistic. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see…

J & S Indian Deli & Grocery Store
Status: Closing
1005 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

New York Shitty Day Ender: Everything Must Go!

May 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you may recall this establishment’s history; it’s original moniker was XTRA Discount Store and it was located across the street. It closed its doors in March of 2008. Among the reasons cited was their landlord’s refusal to renew their lease. As a result, it was replaced by a very shortly-lived branch of Washington Mutual. Given I purchased a number of housewares/sundries at this establishment let’s just say I was more than a little disappointed.

Thus you can understand my glee, gentle readers, when I received word eight months later that they were coming back (albeit under a different name) just across the street! Well, now they are leaving for good. As it was explained to me by the woman staffing the cash register their current landlord did not want them there and to this end raised their rent.

So long, Bang For Your Buck. I suspect I speak for many who have relied upon you for housewares over the years when I write that you will be missed!

Bang For Your Buck
Status: Closing
856 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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